Following their recent, rocking West Coast tour with The Horrors, local surfers Andrew Atkinson and Nolan Hall of Japanese Motors agreed to share with Wax On, Wax Off a bit about their trip. They just got back yesterday, and answered a few questions about their travels and their upcoming album.
OC Weekly: Let's just start with the obvious. What was the highlight of the trip?
Nolan Hall: Probably
OCW: Did you guys do any surfing on your way up the coast? Maybe just on the SoCal leg of the tour?
Andrew Atkinson: There was some surfing intermittently. I'm pretty sure Al was the only one who actually made it out in the water. In
NH: We had plans to surf with our friends in
OCW: You guys traveled to
AA: Yeah, this was our second time to
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OCW: So what's next? How's the new album doing?
NH: We're feeling good; we're all happy.
OCW: Where are you at with it, if I may ask?
NH: It's been recorded. We'll send it to mastering soon, and we're working on a sequence. You know, an order of songs.
OCW: And have you named it?
NH: Yes. We're calling it "In Teenage Drag."